In 2017, Waterplay Solutions Corporation celebrates 30 years as a worldwide provider of aquatic play solutions.

Over the past three decades, the Canadian company has shaped thousands of play spaces across the globe – from neighbourhood spray parks to largescale aquatic centres and attractions – with innovative product solutions and a commitment to quality, expertise and support.

Since its first installation in Whistler, Canada in 1987, Waterplay has evolved its aquatic play offerings to continuously deliver the fun and inclusive play experiences children love.

Its first generation of aquatic features for the play pad and pool saw big changes by 2009 with interactive sound effects, its iconic Mega Soaker splashes and slide activity towers to elevate play experiences for all ages and abilities.

In 2012, Waterplay partnered with world-renowned public space designer Markus Ehring, leading to the Grasslands Collection product collaboration. Featuring gentle discovery play elements, Grasslands introduced a whimsical design to connect children with the wonders of nature.

This also marked Waterplay’s shift towards collection-based solutions – optimised product and colour groupings to help create immersive play narratives. In 2015 Waterplay released Cirque – an Ehring Collection geared towards high action, interactive and collaborative play.

A transformative year for the company, 2016 saw some of Waterplay’s greatest product advancements to date. The company released over 125 re-designed play features with optimised flow rates and water effects, and PlayPhase – a flush to grade anchoring system allowing park owners to easily remove, change or add play features as needed.

With a focus on easy installation and adaptability, Waterplay launched a new generation of modular activity towers to fit any space or budget, and cutting-edge water management solutions with remote capabilities.

“It’s been a tremendous journey for us,” said Waterplay president, Jill White. “We’ve built a strong foundation over the past 30 years that is allowing us to push the industry forward in innovation, design and quality.

“Our product goes beyond splashes and sprays. It has the ability to spark profound human connection and wellbeing on local and global scales.”